The Arkansas Research Center uses a Dual Database Architecture which incorporates rigorous protocols for the protection of individual privacy and confidentiality. All data received from agencies is processed through a system that splits the file into two parts, personal and non-personal information. The system then generates a unique identifier for each record which is then encrypted. All data used for research and evaluation purposes are deidentified using this unique, dual database encryption approach. Having the deidentified data allows for rigorous research in a confidential and secure manner.